[PATCH 3.19.y-ckt 94/99] Input: xpad - prevent spurious input from wired Xbox 360 controllers

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Jul 7 18:38:33 UTC 2016

3.19.8-ckt23 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Cameron Gutman <aicommander at gmail.com>

commit 1ff5fa3c6732f08e01ae12f12286d4728c9e4d86 upstream.

After initially connecting a wired Xbox 360 controller or sending it
a command to change LEDs, a status/response packet is interpreted as
controller input. This causes the state of buttons represented in
byte 2 of the controller data packet to be incorrect until the next
valid input packet. Wireless Xbox 360 controllers are not affected.

Writing a new value to the LED device while holding the Start button
and running jstest is sufficient to reproduce this bug. An event will
come through with the Start button released.

Xboxdrv also won't attempt to read controller input from a packet
where byte 0 is non-zero. It also checks that byte 1 is 0x14, but
that value differs between wired and wireless controllers and this
code is shared by both. I think just checking byte 0 is enough to
eliminate unwanted packets.

The following are some examples of 3-byte status packets I saw:
01 03 02
02 03 00
03 03 03
08 03 00

Signed-off-by: Cameron Gutman <aicommander at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Pavel Rojtberg <rojtberg at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c b/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c
index 3aa2f3f..4f6468c 100644
--- a/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c
+++ b/drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c
@@ -429,6 +429,10 @@ static void xpad360_process_packet(struct usb_xpad *xpad,
 	struct input_dev *dev = xpad->dev;
+	/* valid pad data */
+	if (data[0] != 0x00)
+		return;
 	/* digital pad */
 	if (xpad->mapping & MAP_DPAD_TO_BUTTONS) {
 		/* dpad as buttons (left, right, up, down) */

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